Ford Motor Company’s 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine, which lowers fuel consumption without sacrificing power, has been named ‘2014 International Engine of the Year.’
The engine, available for Ford Fiesta and slated as a power offering for the 2015 Focus as well, fought off competition from premium brands and supercar contenders to win the award for tis driveability, performance, economy, refinement and technology, said a statement.
A panel of 82 automotive journalists from 35 countries also named the engine ‘Best Engine Under 1.0-Liter’ for the third year in a row at Engine Expo 2014 in Stuttgart, Germany.
Dean Slavnich, co-chairman, 16th International Engine of the Year awards and editor, Engine Technology International magazine, said: “This year’s competition was the fiercest yet, but the 1.0-litre EcoBoost continues to stand out for all the right reasons – great refinement, surprising flexibility and excellent efficiency. The 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine is one of the finest examples of powertrain engineering.”
Kalyana Sivagnanam, director of Ford Mena, said: “The EcoBoost engine technology is one of the key pillars in Ford Motor Company’s greening of its products without compromising on performance.
“This recognition represents yet another seal of approval of the unique innovation which Ford has brought to the automotive industry. EcoBoost continues to grow in our region, with increased offerings across the Ford and Lincoln ranges.” - TradeArabia News Service